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The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan

The Demigod Files (2009)

by Rick Riordan

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cute - I actually liked this supplement a fair bit better than the series.. otoh my son is hoarding his copies of the series but has given this away...
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
If you've loved the Percy Jackson Series, and missed the characters so much. You surely don't want to miss this out. This book- a companion to the said series, set at the time after The Battle of the Layrinth and before the final book- will surely appeal to the fans of Rick's works. So let's talk about the contents of this book. It includes a map of Camp-Half Blood, which is good if you really want to visualize what the camp looks like. There are also interviews with some demigods, including the Stoll Brothers. Which will make us feel closer to them. It also features three different short stories of Percy with different demigods, that's still as dangerous as before. And that will also give us small hints of what will happen to the next book or series. And it also contains informations about the gods, weapons, etc., and games which is a piece of cake, and a sneak peek at The Last Olympian, the last and the final book of the series.

This is good and fun to read because it helps us to know the characters better and to enjoy them more. But the book would be better if more demigods were included to the interview like Thalia, Nico, or Rachel. Because this is their chance to be seen more. And I want more of them. Nevertheless, if you're an avid fan and wanted to be a half-blood like me. You'll like this. ( )
1 vote Perco | Nov 10, 2014 |
Back in early 2009, fans of the Percy Jackson series were eagerly awaiting the release of the final book in the series. To tide them over until The Last Olympian hit stores, The Demigod Files was published. The book contains three short stories chronicle more of Percy’s adventures, “interviews” with some of the major characters, a crossword puzzle, a word jumble, and a few illustrations.

Is it worth picking up? In short: not really.

In the first story, “Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot”, Percy helps his frenemy Clarisse get her father’s war chariot back to his temple. Clarisse is usually depicted as a great big bully in the main series, so it was nice to see a little more dimension to her character, but it really has no effect on the main storyline.

“Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon”, has a much greater impact on later books. Percy and his buddy Beckendorf stumble across a giant bronze dragon during a game of capture the flag. It’s been a couple of years since I read the Percy Jackson series, so I can’t remember if this dragon shows up in The Last Olympian, but it plays a major role in The Heroes of Olympus series.

Originally written for World Book Day 2009, “Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades” has some bearing on The Heroes of Olympus series, too. Percy, Thalia and Nico are summoned by the goddess Persephone to retrieve the Sword of Hades when it is stolen. It’s incredibly important that they do so quickly, because the keys that control access to and from the underworld are hidden inside. Although I haven’t read the book yet, I’m told that this story is referenced by the characters in The House of Hades.

None of this is essential to the main storyline, but sometimes it is nice to have some of the details fleshed out. Outside the three short stories, though, the extra content is virtually useless. The map of Camp Half-Blood is poorly drawn, the puzzles are rather silly, and the character interviews don’t really reveal anything that you can’t easily figure out in the main books. ( )
  makaiju | Jan 12, 2014 |
really good more than 1 story all of them were great. ( )
  epicness | Nov 14, 2013 |
Like the interview portion. :P The short stories and adventures were great. But still, I wish Hades have more exposure. :P

EDIT: Crap. Can't remember about reading Sword of Hades! :o what is wrong with me. >_
Since I read it again, yes, I do remember it now. LOL. :D ( )
  lexiechan | Sep 10, 2013 |
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How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate?  What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan. 

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How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.… (more)

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